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Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom
E-mail: riba.competitions@riba.org
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.architecture.com

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.architecture.com/competitions
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.architecture.com/competitions
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Concept Design for New Ambassador's Residence British Embassy Beijing, China

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71200000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have singled out the Ambassador's Residence as an opportunity to showcase a design that fully reflects Britain and its values and are therefore seeking an architect of the highest calibre to develop the concept and then work in collaboration with the overall project team during the delivery phase. The aim of the project is to provide a residence to modern standards, in compliance with appropriate building codes (UK and Chinese) to provide a platform for the Ambassador to project Britain's global influence.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71220000
71221000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The FCO are seeking architects with the right combination of exceptional design expertise and a demonstrable collaborative approach to working alongside the FCO's selected delivery team. Experience of previous work for the design and delivery of similar buildings in Beijing, China or the Far East generally may be an advantage. The circa 1 100 square metre Ambassador's Residence will in effect be a mini hotel. It has entertainment spaces, reception spaces, formal dining rooms and access to the grounds. These need to be backed up by commercial kitchen facilities and back of house functions. In addition the residence has formal guest accommodation — for visiting Ministers and VIP's and then it also has separate private accommodation for the Ambassador and his/her family. The building should be a showcase for British design and products, however it should also be easily maintainable in Beijing. Thought needs to be given to its function as a representational building but also to respect Chinese sensitivities such as Feng Shui. The FCO do not want to have a building which does not respect those 'Rules'. The building also needs to be seismically resilient.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/10/2019
End: 31/12/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Restricted to qualified architects, Architects Directive (1985/384/EEC) applies.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 07/08/2019
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of England and Wales
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/07/2019


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Tender Details
TitleDescription
StatusContract notice
ProcurementRestricted procedure
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Date Published11th Jul 2019
CountryUK
Reference2019/S 132-324581
Main ActivitiesGeneral public services
Location-
CTypeServices
Common Procurement VocabularyArchitectural and related services
Architectural design services
Architectural services for buildings